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CSU’s College of Business announced today the addition of a unique, state-of-the-art technology that creates a blended classroom connecting on-campus and online students in real time, a first for a U.S. business school. The new experience, powered by cutting-edge technology from mashme.io, offers live connectivity and collaboration of online learners with faculty and students in the classroom.
The college branded the new online experience “Mosaic” to reflect the platform’s 27 tiled screens and the ability for students from all backgrounds to bring unique perspectives forward and collaborate on business projects and coursework.
Mosaic mirrors a live classroom by creating an immersive learning experience for both online and on-campus students. During lectures, Mosaic enables simultaneous interactions through polls, group discussions and engagement tools for up to 88 remote students. Mosaic is a new online learning option to supplement the College of Business’s well-known lecture-capture experience for its Online MBA. The new Mosaic experience also makes CSU’s College of Business the only U.S. business school to have three learning options in one classroom.
“We are in the business of transforming lives, and Mosaic helps us continue that tradition,” said CSU College of Business Dean Beth Walker. “Online students can collaborate, share ideas and move concepts forward in real time. That’s the true power of Mosaic — its ability to create connection and deepen learning for students from all walks of life to make the CSU College of Business’s top-ranked business degrees attainable no matter where they may live or work.”
“Mosaic’s ability to effectively connect remote participants in an immersive experience with live content makes classroom management and in-class communication possible for any size group,” said Victor Sanchez, CEO of mashme.io. “We developed the platform to specifically meet increasing demands within the edtech sector and to improve engagement for new digital students.”
The technology benefits online students by providing real-time collaboration tools that enable effective teamwork and expand networking relationships through live classroom communication.
The College of Business will pilot Mosaic in 2019 graduate courses and anticipates making the classroom more broadly available in 2020. The college is evaluating the potential to extend access to the CSU community and beyond.
CSU’s College of Business is a top-ranked AACSB-accredited business school and has been a pioneer in distance learning since the 1970s. Visit biz.colostate.edu/mosaic to learn more.